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ERIC Number: EJ867173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Cognitive Consequences of Early Bilingualism
Yoshida, Hanako
Zero to Three (J), v29 n2 p26-30 Nov 2008
The study of bilingual children shows that learning and using two languages may affect fundamental aspects of cognitive and neural development that influence how knowledge is acquired and used. The positive effects of bilingualism are seen most profoundly in what are known as executive function or self-control tasks, and in how the knowledge that young bilingual speakers have in one language is transferred to the other language. The author explores how the findings about cognitive flexibility among bilinguals are critical issues for classroom learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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